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  • Florida prison hosts daddy-daughter dance

    Florida prison hosts daddy-daughter dance
    In an effort to help inmates strengthen their family bonds, a prison in Florida decided to host a daddy-daughter dance on Nov. 4, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Inmates wore suits and tuxedos while the girls arrived in frilly dresses with...
  • Goodman seeks release from jail during appeal

    Wellington polo club founder John Goodman, convicted last month of DUI manslaughter for a second time, now wants to be freed from Palm Beach County Jail while he appeals the verdict. Attorneys for Goodman, 51, on Wednesday asked Chief Circuit Judge...
  • Prop. 47 leaves future of California inmate fire crews uncertain

    Prop. 47 leaves future of California inmate fire crews uncertain
    William Winegardner strode confidently near the head of the line of the Glen Helen 1 hand crew this summer as his team wrapped up a five-mile hike on a scorching day in San Bernardino. The sun beat on his back and sweat ran down his body like tiny rivers....
  • Less for the state pen, more for Penn State

    Less for the state pen, more for Penn State
    A few years ago, I asked the president of Pennsylvania State University what he saw as his number one leadership challenge. He replied, "It's like Groundhog Day: every year I go to the state capital and ask them to stop sending so much money to the...
  • Small town with several detention centers debates if it needs another

    Small town with several detention centers debates if it needs another
    The budget deficit and the detention centers are about the only things growing in this economically depressed high-desert city. Amid the tumbleweeds on the edge of town, construction crews are adding 650 beds at a privately run detention facility for...
  • CT Supreme Court To Hear Unusual Case Of Man Acquitted As Insane Who Now Is In Prison For Violence At Hospital

    CT Supreme Court To Hear Unusual Case Of Man Acquitted As Insane Who Now Is In Prison For Violence At Hospital
    HARTFORD — A legally insane man locked up in prison following arrests in connection with violent assaults at the state's maximum security hospital where he had been committed is taking his fight to remain at the hospital to Connecticut's highest...
  • Man fatally stabbed on Near North Side identified

    Man fatally stabbed on Near North Side identified
    A 29-year-old man who was fatally stabbed over the weekend on the Near North Side has been identified, authorities said. About 2:20 a.m. Sunday, police officers responded to a call in the 800 block of North Orleans Street and found a man lying...
  • Don't lose state's momentum treating heroin

    Don't lose state's momentum treating heroin
    Once largely relegated to Baltimore City, heroin use and its related adverse consequences are spreading to every part of the state, and an increasing number of Maryland's citizens are dying of heroin overdoses. This shift reflects national trends...
  • It's in Virginia's budget: $1.1 billion for the Virginia Department of Corrections

    The Virginia Department of Corrections took the biggest hit, by far, earlier this year when the state rolled back spending to account for missed revenue projections. The department agreed to cover 506 of the up to 565 layoffs called for in the new...
  • Man arrested after telling Hemet police that he killed his mother

    A 51-year-old man was arrested after he walked into the Hemet Police Department and told officers that he killed his mother, authorities said. The man entered the Police Department at 1:26 p.m. Tuesday, according to a department news release. Officers...
  • Ferguson protesters march on LAPD headquarters, county jail

    Ferguson protesters march on LAPD headquarters, county jail
    Hundreds of people marched in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon, the third day of protests against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. The protesters who...